Missouri Botanical Garden "A place of beauty, natural harmony, adventure, and family fun. Founded in 1859, Shaw's garden is the oldest botanical garden in the nation". You can take a virtual tour to the Garden by visiting the garden website. My favorite place at the garden is the Japanese garden. I took many pictures of the Japanese garden at different places and at different times of the year, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The most beautiful time is Spring when the flowering cherries are in full bloom. If you visit St. Louis, Missouri, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a "must see" place! Now, please sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Garden.